How to Help
At Abbott House, we feel extremely fortunate to have a group of talented, caring volunteers that help us in countless ways. If you have a passion for service and share in our mission to reduce trauma experienced by child victims of abuse, consider volunteering at Abbott House in one of the following ways:
Donate Comfort Items.
The staff and volunteers at Abbott House work diligently to reduce further trauma for the children who come here. Several items are routinely used as a function of this work and are always in high demand. Teddy bears, blankets, washable markers, and play dough are all welcome donations that we accept at any time.
Become a Child Advocate.
The children who come through our doors have often experienced or witnessed a trauma related to sexual or severe physical abuse. The job of the Child Advocate is to welcome children to Abbott House, help them feel comfortable before and after their interview or medical exam, and interact with them through safe, fun play with games and toys. Child Advocates are required to complete the three-hour Abbott House training and orientation program and must submit to a criminal background check.
Serve on one of Abbott House's Committees.
Abbott House committees help to plan various events, oversee elements of Abbott House's strategic plan such as fundraising, and help shape the course of specific aspects of programming, such as educational outreach. Committee members are not required to be members of the board.
Join Abbott House's Board of Directors.
Members of the board of directors volunteer for terms of three years, and along with the executive director, oversee the general scope and vision of the organization.
Be a sponsor for Abbott House's Annual Coaches' Luncheon.
Sponsorships are available at several levels for our annual coaches' luncheon. Through a sponsorship, your name and company logo will be prominently displayed at our event, and you will be recognized at the event for your support.
Make a one-time gift to Abbott House.
As a non-profit organization, we actively fundraise for our programs and general operating expenses. One-time gifts can be given without restriction or in a designated manner.
Make a contribution or bequest to Abbott House's endowment.
While focusing on daily programs and services to children in a primary way, the board and staff of Abbott House are also looking toward the future. A healthy endowment is one way to ensure that Abbott House will always be able to serve the children who come through its doors. Make a contribution or bequest to the Abbott House endowment and become part of that future.